Dude, if you're doing what I think you're doing, then your days ahead are about to get very ugly. I'm just ONE of the photographers who's work your plagarizing. Flopping an image and combing it with the mixing brush in Photoshop isn't art. It's theft, especially if you're profiting from it. www.fortressofsolitude.co.za/w…
You can clearly see it's been painted, start to finish. A lot of people do fan arts of this character, i don't understand how you can claim this is theft. If people want to buy HIS fan art of this character, it's not theft. I'd understand if the photo you linked looked exactly like the one he is selling, but it just doesn't. Many people sell portraits of the Queen of England, many of which use a photo which is a photographers like yourself yet that's not theft. They've recreated it, that painting is theirs. If that's what you call theft, then you've 'stolen' their face for you to photograph. Your comment just seems highly irrelevant.
TheJakelegPagesFeatured By OwnerDec 24, 2014Professional General Artist
I just won a judgement against an illustrator in Utah, for $225,000.00 US, plus legal and court costs, for selling a painting to a museum that was a copy of one of my photos. His next endeavor will be in U.S. Federal court to face a $500,000 fine and possibly 5 years in prison for violating my registered copyright on the photo. Ridiculous, yes...and highly profitable.
as far as i know fan art is fine but you shouldn't sell prints when you do not own the rights to the character. just because like everyone is doing it doesnt make it right. besides your own original work is far better.